Michigan Business News

Michigan Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Michigan, U.S.A. (Mich., MI), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Michigan Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Focuses on Drug-Free Strategies for Pain

WARREN, Mich., May 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:30 p.m., the Fibromyalgia Association will host its 18th annual Michigan Fibromyalgia Awareness Day at the Webber Cancer Center in Warren, Michigan. Governor Whitmer is issuing a proclamation recognizing Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in the state of Michigan, and State Representative Lori Stone will present a Tribute.

Jury Acquits Ex-Judge in DNR Trespass Case

AITKIN, Minn., April 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following a three-day trial, an Aitkin County jury recently found retired district court judge Robert Graff not guilty of trespassing in the DNR Savanna State Forest in Aitkin County, the Peterson Law Office announced today.

Lansing Board of Water and Light Names Dog after Combat Veteran Mike Ronan

LANSING, Mich., April 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Lansing Board of Water and Light held a fundraising event, the BWL IBEW Golf 4 Charity Tournament, and have raised the funds necessary to donate an individually trained service dog to a deserving recipient. As they held their event, they heard from Mike Ronan, a Marine Veteran who was paired with a Service Dog through Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc..

GMAR Shows their Support for Michigan Veterans by Raising Funds for Service Dogs through Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS(R) has undertaken an incredible 5-year journey called 5 Years, 5 Dogs, 5 Lives saved. In their quest to assist Michigan Veterans, struggling with disabilities and/or mobility issues, The Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS [GMAR] has partnered with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs.

Batteries Shack Now Metro Detroit’s Only Authorized Dealer for Deka and Trojan USA Batteries

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., March 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ask many boating enthusiasts which deep cycle batteries they prefer for their crafts, and they’ll name one of two brands: Deka, or Trojan USA, says Batteries Shack. They’re top-of-the-line batteries made in the USA; Deka through a company called East Penn Manufacturing. Both are known for having longer life spans and higher power outputs than competing brands.

Totle Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Republic

DETROIT, Mich., March 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Totle, the startup powering rapid growth in the world of decentralized finance (DeFi) by providing optimized exchange functionality, today announced their partnership with Republic – a leading crypto and equity investment platform backed by Binance and AngelList that enables anyone to be an angel investor.

Michigan Non-profit ‘I Give a Shirt’ is Helping End Homelessness One Shirt at a Time

LINDEN, Mich., March 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Michigan non-profit I Give a Shirt, Inc. launched their cause apparel campaign on March 1, the countdown began to when their homeless awareness t-shirts would be gone forever. I Give a Shirt features a different limited-edition t-shirt design each month, with all proceeds supporting a different cause. In their newly-launched March campaign, the important cause they are taking on is homelessness.

Outvisible Theatre Company Presents Sexy, Seductive Drama in Time for Valentine’s Day

ALLEN PARK, Mich., Feb. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Outvisible Theatre Company presents David Ives’ award-winning “Venus in Fur” – running February 14 through March 3, 2019. “Venus” is a modern take on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s “Venus in Furs,” an 1870 novella which draws on themes of female dominance.

Almost Heaven Saunas, one of the Leading Sauna Manufacturers in the U.S. is Acquired by Harvia

HOLLAND, Mich., Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Almost Heaven Saunas is being acquired by Harvia, the leading sauna heater and component manufacturer. Harvia Oyj, has announced that it is purchasing U.S. sauna manufacturer, Almost Heaven Saunas. This acquisition will enable Harvia to offer better and more extensive service to its customers in North America.

Arts Detroit Launches Spectra, a Theatre Program for Students on the Autism Spectrum

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Nov. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new theatre education program will be offered by Arts Detroit for students on the Autism Spectrum and with Aspergers inside of their performing arts studio at PARC-Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex. Spectra will be a course to help students on the Autism Spectrum learn theatre techniques that can help them develop life skills as well.

Ragtime Pianist Featured in Michigan Humanities Council Touring Directory

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Nov. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Michigan Humanities Council announced their 2018-2021 Arts and Humanities Touring Directory, offering 40 percent grant funding for arts programming at non-profits, schools, and libraries in Michigan. Traverse City ragtime pianist, Peter Bergin, is one of the featured artists.

Move For Hunger to Hold Food Drives at 9 Kroger Stores in Michigan on April 28

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger announced today that it will be holding “Fill-A-Truck” Food Drives at nine Kroger stores in Michigan on April 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Employees from one of four Michigan moving companies – All Around Moving (Romulus), Palmer Moving Services (Warren), Stevens Van Lines (Saginaw), and University Moving & Storage (Farmington Hills) – will be on-site at each location to encourage Kroger shoppers to donate enough non-perishable food to fill an entire moving truck.

Medical Care Alert Earns 6th Consecutive Angie’s List Award

NORTHVILLE, Mich., March 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the 6th year in a row, Medical Care Alert has received the Angie’s List Super Service Award for outstanding customer service. This 2018 award follows Medical Care Alert’s recent back-to-back ‘Gator100’ awards recognizing the company’s continued growth.

In Michigan, a Battle between Veteran Asbestos Cancer Victims and the Asbestos Industry

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two weeks ago a bill HB 5456 titled Asbestos Claim Transparency, drafted by the National Chamber of Commerce and Asbestos companies was pushed into Michigan with promises of campaign donations, says Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. Today, Michigan’s Commanders Group (Congressionally Chartered Veterans Organizations) filed their resolution in opposition to the bill.

Medical Care Alert Named to University of Florida’s Gator100 List of Fastest Growing Companies for Second Year

NORTHVILLE, Mich., Feb. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Medical Care Alert, a leading provider of medical alert systems to senior citizens nationwide, has been named to the University of Florida’s Gator100 list of fastest growing alumni companies for the second year in a row.

Michigan Veterans File Opposition to Asbestos Bill

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Michigan’s top Mesothelioma legal expert on behalf of hundreds of Michigan Veterans with asbestos disease, Goldberg, Persky & White P.C., today issued the following statement and alert in response to passage of HB 5456, the so-called “Asbestos Bankruptcy Transparency Act,” out of the Michigan House of Representatives Republican controlled “Competitiveness” committee on a straight party line vote.

Greenville Public Schools Becomes First School District to Select Synergy Education Platform Through Michigan REMC SAVE Bid Project

GREENVILLE, Mich., Dec. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems has been selected by Michigan’s Greenville Public Schools to implement the company’s industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform, replacing PowerSchool in the semi-rural district serving approximately 3,800 students. Greenville’s Synergy solution includes the fully-integrated Synergy Student Information System (SIS), Synergy Online Registration, and Synergy Assessment, as well as the Inspect(R) Item Bank from Key Data Systems that works seamlessly with Synergy Assessment.

Baha’is of Detroit Tri-County Area to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, Founder of the Baha’i Faith

DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Baha’is of the Detroit Tri-County Area (Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties) are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, on Oct. 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Pontiac.

As eCommerce Soars, New eLink Solution Leverages iPhone and Android One-Tap Ordering for Immediate Sales Uplift

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and ZURICH, Switzerland, June 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — eAgile Inc., a global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, announced today the release of their eLink(TM) solution for mobile eCommerce. eLink is the first to combine smartphone-based one-tap ordering, product authentication and customer engagement functions with enterprise-level track and trace visibility into a single solution.

Craft Beers and Adult Summer Camp Combine at Camp Forever Fun

READING, Mich., June 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Five of Michigan’s top breweries have come together to sponsor Camp Forever Fun, the Midwest’s premier adult summer camp. This year’s camp will be sponsored by Arcadia, Atwater, Ellison’s, Shorts, and New Holland. “The slogan of my camp is “Everything you loved as a kid, plus craft beer!” says Joel Paul Reisig, owner of Camp Forever Fun.

Announcing StartMyLine.com – Total DIY Business and Design Solutions for Fashion Designers

DETROIT, Mich., May 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — StartMyLine, a website specializing in fashion business tools, fashion design software and help articles, officially launches today with the goal to empower beginners and aspiring fashion designers with total DIY solutions to help them successfully break into the fashion industry.

DayStar Books Introduces New Website to Keep Gardeners Informed on Tips and Techniques to Reduce Consumer Gardening Prices

DETROIT, Mich., April 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DayStar Books has launched a new website and companion eBook offering lesser known tips and techniques to consumers on factors affecting gardening prices entitled “Eastern Market Flower Deals.”

Over 270 Local High Schools Pledge to Drive Safe for a Chance to Win $10,000 Courtesy of Dick Genthe Chevrolet

DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dick Genthe Chevrolet recently announced it was giving local Detroit high schools the chance to win $10,000 by asking parents and teens to sign the Drive Safe Detroit, Teen Driver Pledge and obtain the most pledges; over 270 schools came aboard.

Dick Genthe Chevrolet Offers Local High School Chance to Win $10,000 Drive Safe Detroit, Teen Driver Pledge

DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dick Genthe Chevrolet is giving local Detroit high schools the chance to win $10,000 by asking parents and teens to sign the Drive Safe Detroit, Teen Driver Pledge and obtain the most pledges.

RETRACTED: Minority Snow Removal Company to Service Auto Giant Headquarters

*RETRACTED* / PONTIAC, Mich., Nov. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TDE Group has had to “retract” this press release. An updated version is expected to be issued in the coming weeks.

eAgile Announces partnership with Heinlein Plastik to bring its eSeal RFID Solution to Europe

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., and ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — eAgile Inc., a global leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, announces a partnership with Heinlein Plastik-Technik GmbH to bring RFID smart packaging solutions to the European cap and closure marketplace. eSeal is the first turnkey solution engineered to integrate the benefits of RFID into the billions of caps and closures consumed by the over-the-counter pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic and chemical manufacturers.

Live a Bigger Life: A 10-Week Online Weight Loss Challenge Kicks Off the One Million Pound Campaign

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The key purpose of the “Live a Bigger Life” project is to empower people that living a healthy, active lifestyle is fun and can be accomplished with relative ease, says Joseph M’Mwirichia, Health Coach and founder of 24 INSPIRED, LLC.

Free Smoke Detectors from Dick Genthe Chevrolet in Southgate, Mich.

SOUTHGATE, Mich., Aug. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dick Genthe Chevrolet and the Southgate Fire Department are teaming up to keep Southgate, Mich. families safe. During the “Cruise in for a Cause” event this August at Dick Genthe Chevrolet, a portion of all sales will go towards supplying families in need with free smoke detectors.

Shorts Brewing Company Sponsors Adult Summer Camp

READING, Mich., June 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adult Summer Camp Forever Fun, the Midwest’s premier adult summer camp, is excited to add Shorts Brewing Company to the team. “The slogan of my camp is ‘Everything you loved as a kid, plus craft beer!'” says Joel Paul Reisig, owner of Camp Forever Fun. “I want great beers at camp, and Shorts Brewing Company is one of the best.”

Griffin Pest Solutions Named A Top 100 Company for 2016

KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an industry that is predicted to eclipse $10 billion in service revenue by the year 2020, Griffin Pest Solutions is keeping pace and has once again been named to Pest Control Technology magazine’s Top 100 List.

Professional Auditing Services of America Announces Its New 2016 Contingency Based Digital Accounts Payable Recovery Dashboard

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Professional Auditing Services of America (PAS) announced today that it will make its newly engineered and proprietary Accounts Payable Digital Recovery Dashboard (Progress Report) available to all new clients free of charge. The Dashboard is an easy to read, single page, real-time user interface, showing a graphical presentation of the current status (snapshot) of PAS’ contingency based recovery review progress and supplier trends.

New Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Thriller Puts Climate Change Front and Center

JACKSON, Mich., April 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Parched’ (ISBN: 978-1530519248), a new mainstream fiction novel by award-winning author, Andrew Branham, depicts a dystopian society in a post-apocalyptic world where global warming is the villain.

Fake or Real? New App Sets the Record Straight

DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The RuReal App released by U.S. Publications, Inc. is designed to help its users avoid scams, posers and more. Not sure if that dating profile image is real? Unsure of the authenticity of a product being sold online? RuReal sets the truth free.

Dawes Devices Introduces The MKII Hybrid Boost Controller for All Turbo Applications

DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 3 Bar Racing Inc. today announced their new Dawes Device MKII Hybrid Boost Controller. This boost controller gives more area under the boost curve, resulting in higher average torque.

Adult Summer Camp is coming to Michigan at Camp Forever Fun

READING, Mich., Dec. 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Looking for an amazing holiday gift for your ‘grown-up’ children aged 21 and up? Send them to summer camp again! Camp Forever Fun, Michigan’s premier all-inclusive summer camp for young adults, will run two sessions, Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, in 2016.

United Wholesale Mortgage Launches Interest-Only Financing for Homeowners

TROY, Mich., July 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing wholesale lenders, has announced an interest-only financing program available to qualified borrowers who utilize UWM’s extensive broker network for their mortgage needs.

New Study: Michigan Prevailing Wage Repeal Will Kill Jobs and Hamper Economy

LANSING, Mich., June 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just completed research by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute, Colorado State University Economist Kevin Duncan and Smart Cities Prevail – a leading construction industry research organization – has revealed that Michigan’s proposed prevailing wage repeal would eliminate more than 11,000 jobs, $1.7 billion in economic output, $28 million in local and state tax revenue, and will export nearly $700 million in construction investments out of state every year.

United Wholesale Mortgage Launches Elite Client Service Team

TROY, Mich., April 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it launched Pronto, an expert help desk for its partners that gets any and all loan questions answered fast and efficiently.

Medical Care Alert Earns a 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award for Third Year

NORTHVILLE, Mich., March 31, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the third year in a row, Medical Care Alert has earned the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting another exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review site in 2014.

United Wholesale Mortgage Launches Freddie Mac’s Home Possible Mortgage Program

TROY, Mich., March 25, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced today the availability of Freddie Mac’s new Home Possible(R) Mortgage program, which enables first-time home buyers and low- to moderate-income borrowers to achieve home ownership with only a three percent down payment.